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  1. Digital Magazines Are Back!
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    The Monarch Library System is providing all its members over 70 digital magazines for their patrons.  Some of the titles include Cosmo, Better Homes and Garden’s Do It Yourself, ESPN, Food Network Magazine, National Geographic, Newsweek, and a host of others.  You can search for digital magazines in our online catalog using RB digital or Zinio as a search term. (Recorded Books bought out Zinio) When you find a magazine you’d like to read click the “view online” link in the record.  The link will transfer you to the magazine website where you create a user account and from there download or read your selection online. All you’ll need to create your account is your library card.

    Some of the great features of RB Digital are you can instantly read all current and backlist magazines on your desktop or mobile browser.  You can also download their app for Apple, Android or Kindle Fire.  Download a magazine to read it at a later time even if you're not connected to the web.  Sign up for notifications when the next issue of your favorite has published.  And, there aren’t any limits.  Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish.

    As always, don’t let the tech intimidate you.  We’re here to give you a helping hand if you need it.  Happy browsing.  

  1. Cabin Fever Reading Bingo  Challenge

    I don’t know about you, but with the cold settling in Cabin Fever has already begun to become apparent for man and beast alike.  My dog has left me evidence of his displeasure having been denied his usual long walks to expend his excess energy.  But, somebody has to be the parent.  In the long run, it’s for his own good.  He doesn’t like cold feet any more than I do.  Besides, when he's not naughty shredding all the tissues he noses out of the trash, you can find him lounging by the pellet stove which is blasting nonstop on its highest setting.

    We at the library have a few suggestions for entertaining yet warm activities.  Little ones, too, need to let off steam.  The playground is fine for a few minutes, but while you have them bundled up consider stopping at the library for storytime where Miss Kate will lead children in stories, song, and crafts.  It’s a lot of fun, and we won’t spoil the visit by pointing out how much they “learn.” Can’t make it to our regular storytime?  The children’s area is outfitted with a train table and kitchen set ready for imaginative play, an early literacy center with fun bi-weekly activities focused on pre-literacy skills, and a weekly DIY craft that’s ready when you are.

    And for all ages, our Cabin Fever Bingo Challenge is on now through March 31.  Pick up a bingo sheet at the desk, complete a row, column, or diagonal of reading-related actions, and turn in your filled out sheet to the desk for a chance to win an Amazon gift card and chocolate. 

    Until we see you next, stay warm.